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Court Extends Interrogation of Eichmann; Russian Jews Offer Evidence

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Adolf Eichmann, Nazi SS colonel and Hitler’s specialist in the extermination of 6, 000, 000 European Jews, today was remanded for a third time after a brief hearing before Magistrate Alfred Bach, of Haifa. The detention, for 15 days, is the third for the Nazi killer–the utmost permitted under Israeli law.

Today’s application for further detention, to permit further interrogation, was made by Police Commander Ephraim Hofstatter, deputy head of the Police Department’s Sixth Bureau. He was acting on behalf of Minister of Justice Pinhas Rosen who is also acting Attorney General. Under Israeli law, only the attorney general or his representative is entitled to an order for a third detention.

No preliminary hearing has as yet been held for Eichmann. Such a hearing can be conducted only after a charge sheet had been drawn up. The formal charge sheet will be presented after the current detention period is over.

Interrogation of Eichmann continued, meanwhile, by officers of the Sixth Bureau of the Israel police. Study also was continued in the documents and material which continue to pour in. One of the more unusual documents received recently was a letter from a Russian Jew, listing the names of several Jews in Russia who had survived Nazi death camps and could give evidence in the case.

Israeli authorities made public the latest letter, received here last week, from President Arturo Frondizi of Argentina to prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, dealing with the Eichmann case. In his note, Mr, Frondizi agreed with Israel’s stand about the need for bringing Eichmann to justice, but insisted that the Nazi’s apprehension in Argentina endangered “peaceful co-existence” because it was “not in accord with juridical norms.”

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